Portraying a slice of reality

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Portraying a slice of reality

Director Ram Gopal Varma (RGV) has roped in some of the biggest and most happening names in Bollywood for his latest venture ‘Sarkar 3’ which is progressing at a brisk pace.

The director not only chooses his subject carefully but always picks only those actors who can deliver exactly what he has in mind for the role. The characters and the storyline of ‘Sarkar 3’ have aroused a lot of curiosity and rightly so because the director has knit a story around the latest political developments in the country.

In an interview with Nina C George, Ram Gopal Varma, talks about the making of ‘Sarkar 3’

Did your projects of the  same name inspire you to make your latest version of ‘Sarkar’?

When I made my first ‘Sarkar’, the main motivation for me was to create a character more powerful than what actor Amitabh Bachchan has ever portrayed. ‘Sarkar’ was not just about the physical aspects of power, but also about how the lead character demonstrates it.

What is ‘Sarkar 3’ about?

‘Sarkar 3’ is not just another family or a social film. The script enlarges the scope and deepens the meaning of ‘Sarkar’. The scale and the negative forces in the earlier two films will pale in comparison to ‘Sarkar 3’. What one will get to see here is ruthless premeditation and in the process, an ultra savage side of an angry man with a charming exterior.

What made you choose Amitabh Bachchan to play the lead in ‘Sarkar 3’?

Ever since I can remember, I’ve idolised Amitabh Bachchan as an actor and that’s because he made me connect to human emotions in their rawest form. He is the only actor who possesses the kind of magnetism and charisma to make a character like Sarkar come alive. The mythological mystique, the physical audacity, the grace, and above all the anger that he possesses is what has always inspired me about him.

Why should one watch ‘Sarkar 3’?

While the plot outwardly deals with multifaceted crises in the ‘Sarkar’ tradition, this time there will be much larger and more dramatic events and even larger than life characters set against the backdrop of one-upmanships, criminal business practices and terrifying conspiracies.

Who are some of the other actors in the film?

There’s Jackie Shroff who plays a businessman, Manoj Bajpayee, essaying the role of the political opponent of Sarkar and Yami Gautam who goes by the character name of Annu Karkare and seeks revenge on Sarkar for killing her father. These are just some of the characters and the others are just as interesting.

Has your reading inspired your work?

I am heavily influenced by fiction writers like James Hadley Chase, Fredrick Forsyth, not to forget Mad Magazine. The style of writing and fresh perspectives give me a lot of insight into characters which I tend to use many times in my films.

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